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New York Cabbie Defends His Right to Wear Nαzi Armband

by / May 17, 2014 Black News 40 Comments

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A suspended New York cab driver defended on Friday his right to wear a Nαzi arm band. cabbie.jpg

The Tax and Limousine Commission took action against Gabriel Diaz after patrons complained about his swastika arm band. CBS 2 visited 26 year old Diaz at his home in the Bronx where he defended his actions.

“I am. I’m a National Socialist – what you guys call a Nαzi. I am. I’m a believer of it,” Diaz said.

Diaz was suspended after several people snapped photos of his arm band and sent them to the Anti-Defamation League and Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Diaz had no comment on the 6 million Jews kιlled during the Holocaust when asked.

Diaz is not accused of discussing his philosophy with his patrons, but wearing a swastika is against TLC rules which is why he was suspended.

“The TLC responded right away when we came to them,” said Evan Bernstein of the Anti-Defamation League. “Their course of action, we felt, was really appropriate and expedient.”

“Hopefully, he realizes this is wrong,” Bernstein said. “Hopefully, he learns from this mistake.”

Diaz said he really doesn’t want to apologize for his behavior.

“It pains me that I have to apologize. You know, it pains me. I don’t want to apologize,” he said.

 

 

 

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40 Comment

  1. He's either an extreme Uncle Tom or he's insane!

  2. Does he realise that millions of Jews, and others, lost their lives during the Nazi era. I hope he sees the error of his ways.

  3. you are an idiot. the nazi's don't like you either stupid!

  4. SMDH. Total idiot

  5. He think that since neo-nazi groups can were that type of band so can he. Well with a last name of Diaz, he is of Afro/Latin origin both of which neo-nazi group hate.

    He should get a real awakening, try to join the KKK, Aryan Brotherhood, and other then his might come back to reality.

  6. ONLY IN AMERICA CAN THIS BS HAPPEN…..

  7. stupid dumb ass.

  8. Yet another victim of white-supremacy/racism who’s mind has overloaded and chooses this strange dysfunction to vent.

  9. All of this fuss about a man expressing his 1st Amendment right but no one mentions the 50 million Blacks who died during the Middle Passage. That is a conservative estimate. Oh but Blacks are told to forget bout their past because it "holds us down". Perhaps if the ADL will talk more about their fellow Jew, Aaron Lopez and his involvement in the Slave Trade, then we can have a constructive dialogue. I do not support per se his ideology but it is his right. Everything is being stifled, speech, what you say, how you say it, etc. BTW, most do not know that their were Blacks who fight for Hitler, lol! There is a book out called The Blacks Who Fought for Hitler. Hitler praised Blacks as brave and strong.

  10. Not defending this guy, he's obviously a little off, but the reality is that the swastika symbol was actually created in Africa and was a symbol on the shields of a tribe of warriors who were very successful on the battlefield. I believe it was zulu nation but I can't remember. Take a look back in history!

  11. This reminds me of the time, when a Latino came up to me for help. I was working in a big box store and he had a rebel flag bandana on his head. I just told him flat out…I was not gonna help him with that on his head, he would have to find someboody else. I didn’t care! If he had reported me…they would have fired me! What a dumb a_s! I guess he could find anyone else, because he came back to me with it off his head and apologized. I helped him…but I explained why I was offended

    • I remember reading an article in Utne magazine back in the late 80s or early 90s and there was a picture of a black man with the Confederate flag painted Red, Black and Green.

      I had a neighbor living across the street from me with his confederate flag, so I made one of Red, Black and Green and he pitched a schytt fit. He and his wife ordered me to take mine down and I ordered him to do the same and he threatened to come to my home and take it down and I threatened to put my foot up his b-u-t-t so far that Jesus, the 12 disciples and the 15 apostles will have to open their mouths to dust the bottom of my shoe off.

      His wife ran back to the house and took that flag down. To date, no problems.

      • Regina that’s a great story! Cheer’s Sis!

  12. Big deal. So what? I have an uncle that worships Hitler. If I am not mistaken, their birthdays are one day apart. I am familiar with the so-called swatizka originating in “OUR MOTHERLAND” and it is called Africa.

    What you people need to realize is that even Hitler had to use our symbols to represent himself. As for the Jewish Holocaust, what about it? Those same jews are the ones that tells us to forget what happened and forgive the participants in the slave trade. However, this does not apply to them.

    Our holocaust came hundreds of years before theirs and therefore, their story is not any of my concern.

  13. @James N – thank you for the book referral. I was thinking along the same lines of Hitler and blacks this weekend.

  14. The monopoly on ignorance is held by no race In particular! Idiots come in all shapes and sizes races and creeds! This situation is particularly disturbing in the fact that he is a black man, At least physically!

  15. Regina you hit it on the head!

  16. I will go with "insane!"

  17. let him have his armband and dont patron him. when he doesnt have any customers anymore, that'll solve the problem

  18. is this idiot stupid or what?!

  19. You do better when you know better and it is obvious he does not know better.

  20. Who let this nut out of its shell. He really don't know anything about this history. I wonder where he' been all these years?

  21. Thank you, for the knowledge. I will read that book. You can also see videos of African Nazi under Mussolini's regime.

  22. Wish I had written the following: Very well written Brother Jermaine

    Jermaine
    May 18, 2014 at 4:45 am
    Yet another victim of white-supremacy/racism who’s mind has overloaded and chooses this strange dysfunction to vent.

  23. Thanks for standing strong for us Sister Gwendolyn

    Gwendolyn
    May 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm
    This reminds me of the time, when a Latino came up to me for help. I was working in a big box store and he had a rebel flag bandana on his head. I just told him flat out…I was not gonna help him with that on his head, he would have to find someboody else. I didn’t care! If he had reported me…they would have fired me! What a dumb a_s! I guess he could find anyone else, because he came back to me with it off his head and apologized. I helped him…but I explained why I was offended

    • Thanks Dear Brother Blackpower! But I really have no choice, something stirs deep inside when things like that happen

  24. a damn fool who does not understand WHITE SUPREMACY nor Racism ,nor anti Semitism ,he is really a nut and the NAZI's would had lynched his stupid self.

  25. while at the same time hating their gut's, read the third Reich

  26. Tiffany J. Roach Harris Mussolini also hated blacks so the black's you speak of were psychologically messed up.

  27. true bro but that's not the tradition he's wearing it in.

  28. Would there have been as much backlash if he had won an armband with the insignia of Benjamin Netanyahu's party which over the several decades has been part of a project to exterminate Palestinians? Hitler was indeed a bad person but so are all leaders of present-day Israel. We are constantly being reminded of the atrocities that Hitler committed in order that we can overlook those of Israeli leaders when the fact of the matter is that the former is no threat to world peace and security because he is dead while the latter are.

  29. Because of our lack of knowledge of ancient history, the Swatiska was once the highest symbol of religion prior to the christian cross. I assume Hitler was aware of this before he/they started using it as their symbol. Again, Anglo Saxon has demeaned what was once sacred.
    You can read about this information in Dr. Ben's book "Africa, Mother of Western Civilization".

  30. There were many secret symbols the caucasians used for there benefit while demeaning ours. The KKK use the Saint Andrews Cross was was also used in Ancient Egypt. Even the KKK's hood was once a highly religious hat for the ancient Egyptians.
    In Dr. Ben Jochanan's book "Africa, Mother of Western Civilization" depicts the Swastika as the highest religious symbol in Ancient Egypt.

  31. This man is confused and if he know the whole story he would not do what he did. However why we always talk about the NAZI's killing of Jews, maybe up to 6 million, and we do not talk about the native Americans killed in America as well as the 50 million Africans who traveled the Middle Passage? Has any one asked why the Nazi killed so many Jews? We know why the killed the Native Americans, and Africans.

  32. I'm not sure about this article say something and i know I'm from nyc

  33. "All of this fuss about a man expressing his 1st Amendment right."

    Are you suggesting that those who are creating a "fuss" don't have the same "1st Amendment right" as the one who caused the "fuss," using his "1st Amendment right"?

    Freedom of speech is a two-way street. I'm aways amazed how freedom of speech is defended for some, while at the same time seemingly denied for others.

  34. @Floyd Guidry : Correction: Hitler, and not Anglo Saxons, "demeaned what was once sacred," just as slavery-sympathizers demeaned the rebel flag, a flag embodying the pain and suffering of black Americans.

  35. This is a summary of what a troll was spamming on Worldstarhiphop that I found interesting: If a millions of black people can worship a white Jesus without a problem, then he should be allowed worship a white Hitler. Christianity has killed more dark people than Nazis ever did. He's no more confused than you are, but at least Hitler was a real person. And to the white reporter working for the jewish media, there are Jewish Zio-nazis in Israel today. Black people need to leave it all alone and create something by black people, for black people to benefit black people. But one thing I did like is how the Dominican brother stood his ground against that reporter with just the little info he had. lol 🙂

  36. Such kind support from our community of color offered here…. Question, can anyone share similar articles with support from a regulatory Commission or the Jewish Anti-Defamation League (who's website has only a "Report Anti-Semitic Incidents icon) over not allowing the public display of the Confederate battle flag –a symbol in support of the African slave trade Atrocities–? Was there a lot of cross-cultural support and/or discussion over the Feb. 2014 article that the state of Georgia was increasing the size of 'that' Confederate flag (from its original 2003 size) on their Official Government Issued License Plate option? Any noted Jewish out-cry on the other 8 states of the USA that also provide a Confederate flag license plate option with a portion of the sale fees going to support the 'Sons of Confederate Veterans' ? We need to see that our own 'house' is in order prior to venturing out to a well established and funded neighbors!!!!

  37. @James N – what is the ISBN number of the book? I am having difficulty locating it.

    Thanks

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